Psychotherapists in Philadelphia and Scranton, PA

Perez Psychotherapy proudly offers virtual visits to individuals throughout Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Scranton, and Pittsburgh. We are also licensed in the state of New York.

Carmela Perez-Diedhiou, LCSW (she/her)

CEO and Psychotherapist


  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders

About Me

Carmela is a psychotherapist, CEO & Owner of Perez Psychotherapy LCSW, PLLC. Carmela provides individual, family counseling, and clinical supervision for therapists working towards obtaining their clinical license. Carmela is a New York native who completed graduate training at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and post-graduate clinical training at the Institute for Psychotherapy’s Center for the Studies of Bulimia and Anorexia.

As a therapist, Carmela has experiences including working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and with different presenting problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, suicidality, mood and eating disorders. Carmela’s learning has been shaped through her experiences working with adolescents, and adults who face daily struggles and challenges in their lives.

Carmela’s therapeutic style is guided by attachment and relational theories, and she leads with sensitivity, curiosity, and through undoing aloneness. Carmela utilizes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Somatic Based Therapy. Expect with Carmela to form an intense, real, but also safe relationship that embraces both the “good and the bad”.

Eddie Bravo, LMSW



  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Racial Identity
  • Spirituality

About Me

Eddie Bravo is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Holistic Psychotherapist, Medicine Man and Activist based in New York City. He specializes in complex trauma, race-based trauma, sexual trauma, anxiety, depression and identity.

Eddie uses eclectic psychotherapy approaches including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy and Spiritually Infused Psychotherapy (SIP); to help clients identify, navigate, and transform limiting thoughts, un-serving behavior patterns & reclaim one’s true essence.

As a therapist, Eddie’s foundation is anti-racist, sex positive, pro LGBTQ2S+, pro women, pro immigrant, pro sex work and anti-oppression. By centering indigenous frameworks and seeing clients as humans first, Eddie curates a sacred space for clients to prioritize healing. Through collaboration, you will create a healing formula to get to the root of the problem, not just treat symptoms. You can expect journaling prompts & shadow work activities throughout our journey together.